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10/31/17

December 2017

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09/01/11

All New Releases - Now In Stock

Artist:
Title:
The Glenn Miller Formula Part Six
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

If you all wondering where part five of the “Glenn Miller Formula” is, You will find it on SOY 758, “Tex Swings, Eydie Sings”, featuring Tex Beneke and his Music In The Mood. Four RCA Thesaurus tracks left out of that CD are on this one. Tex was jubilant in 1951. No more back seat drivers! He had a new recording contract with MGM. He has new musicians in the band like Eddie Zandi (trumpet) Buddy Clark (bass) and Mel Lewis on drums and his old piano player, Henry Mancini, on a retainer to write arrangements. Although he was no longer under contract to Helen Miller, Tex still stuck to the Glenn Miller formula. Just listen to those clarinet lead sexes on this CD, as the band accompanies Shirley Wilson and Bill Raymond with their songs.

Artist:
Title:
Party Time
Release Date: 2/5/2016
Format: LP
List Price: (B51) $51.98 

At the time he recorded this album in 1957, Arnett Cobb was in the process of rebounding from a serious automobile accident that broke both his legs. Cobb's indomitable spirit shines through in these tracks, whether he is calmly preaching on "When My Dream Boat Comes Home," grooving down the "Lonesome Road," or roaring through the song that is almost as closely associated with him as it is with Illinois Jacquet &emdash; "Flying Home." There are plenty of good blues, too, and pianist Ray Bryant's eloquence in this idiom is well exposed. Ray Barretto's conga adds another flavor to the rhythm section, especially on "Cocktails for Two." With Ray Bryant, Wendell Marshall, Arthur Taylor and Ray Barretto.

Artist:
Title:
Jazz Track
Release Date: 1/10/2014
Format: LP
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

2013 release.

Artist:
Title:
A Man To Love A Woman - You Make My Life A Sunny Day
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Format: 7
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

It is fitting to have Eddie & Ernie on both sides of a Deep Soul single as they were original label founder Dave Godin's ultimate Deep Soul act. Both tracks were recorded in the late 60s but first came out on our Eddie And Ernie CD in 2002. It is a tribute to their excellent quality that we release them on this vinyl series now.

Artist:
Title:
Structures
Release Date: 11/17/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

(2-CD set) With 50 years of designing sublime musical architecture where risk-taking, rhythmic rapport, originality, and giving of oneself to the music are the vital ingredients, legendary bassist David Friesen has reached a creative pinnacle. The two-disc set, "Structures," highlights his capacities and his original compositions through duos with two dynamic improvisers he's partnered with over the years. Disc One offers saxophonist Joe Manis and Friesen in a live duo performance in Ukraine while on tour in early 2017. On Disc Two, David carries on with an eclectic musical relationship started back when master guitarist Larry Koonse was still a student. Together they have created an intimate album, sharing conversations full of vitality, warmth, and great musical respect. •"Few solo musicians on any instrument have made music as powerful and deeply moving as David Friesen." - Oakland Tribune •"One of the most eminent exponents of the instrument, he maintains an astonishing level of virtuosity." - Los Angeles Times

Artist:
Title:
Reworked By Detroiters
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

(2-CD set) Funkadelic were the most influential group to emerge from Detroit in the 1970s. Their early albums have cast a long shadow over everything that came afterwards in the city. From the techno pioneered by the likes of Carl Craig and Underground Resistance, to the garage rock revival spearheaded by the White Stripes and the Dirtbombs, all have paid homage to the Parliafunkadelicment Thang. The very finest talent now active in Detroit appear on the record, being given free rein to work on the multi-track tapes, to rework in any way they see fit. We have full-on remixes, futuristic creations using the original track as an inspiration, disco-fied re-edits and skeletal dubs. Spearheaded by Brendan Gillen of Interdimensional Transmissions, the set features names working across the musical spectrum. There is an appearance by those most mysterious of techno pioneers Underground Resistance, and by Kenny Dixon Jr and his alter-ego Moodymann. The Dirtbombs throw down a frenetic take on 'Super Stupid', whilst disco re-edit expert Gaye Marvine adds his magic to 'Undisco Kidd'. Other contributors include Funkadelic alumni Amp Fiddler, Marcellus Pittman and Anthony Shake Shakir.

Artist:
Title:
Reworked By Detroiters
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: BX
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

(3-LP set) Funkadelic were the most influential group to emerge from Detroit in the 1970s. Their early albums have cast a long shadow over everything that came afterwards in the city. From the techno pioneered by the likes of Carl Craig and Underground Resistance, to the garage rock revival spearheaded by the White Stripes and the Dirtbombs, all have paid homage to the Parliafunkadelicment Thang. The very finest talent now active in Detroit appear on the record, being given free rein to work on the multi-track tapes, to rework in any way they see fit. We have full-on remixes, futuristic creations using the original track as an inspiration, disco-fied re-edits and skeletal dubs. Spearheaded by Brendan Gillen of Interdimensional Transmissions, the set features names working across the musical spectrum. There is an appearance by those most mysterious of techno pioneers Underground Resistance, and by Kenny Dixon Jr. and his alter-ego Moodymann. The Dirtbombs throw down a frenetic take on 'Super Stupid', whilst disco re-edit expert Gaye Marvine adds his magic to 'Undisco Kidd'. Other contributors include Funkadelic alumni Amp Fiddler, Marcellus Pittman and Anthony Shake Shakir.

Artist:
Title:
This Is My Chance - Even If The Signs Are Wrong
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Format: 7
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

'This Is My Chance' lay dormant until the late 90s when it was included on an Ace CD of Excello southern soul material. That series was aimed mainly at ballad fans but Gentry's mid-tempo charms made it ideal for the modern soul dance scene. The Kent promo 12" issued at the time is now an in-demand piece of vinyl. Mystery surrounds who wrote Shirley Brown's 'Even If The Signs Are Wrong' but this splendid, lilting soul song deserves a vinyl release.

Artist:
Title:
Brahms - 10 Intermezzi For Piano
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

When it comes to Brahms, Glenn Gould – famous for his analytically strict and emphatic interpretation of Bach’s keyboard works – proves himself to be a true poet and thinker at the keyboard. Driven by the melancholy force, his thoughts find their way, sometimes hesitantly, then moving on with a deep breath, as it were, to the next deceleration.

Artist:
Title:
Winds Of War And Peace
Release Date: 12/9/2016
Format: LP
List Price: (B51) $51.98 

On Winds of War and Peace, conductor Lowell Graham takes the National Symphonic Winds ensemble through a program of stirring orchestrations and marches. "Liberty Fanfare" was composed for the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. The fanfare set the stage for one of the most spectacular celebrations in America's history. Samuel Barber's "Commando March" composed in 1943, represents Barber's first band work. Written in a quadruple meter, this work utilizes the constant contrast of dotted and triplet rhythms. Roger Nixon's "Festival Fanfare March," was recognized for superb composition by the American Bandmasters Association in 1973. It is a work that's technical, bright in color and effervescent in spirit. The album also includes "Victory at Sea," "El Camino Real," "A Santa Cecilla" and "Symphonic Dance No. 3".

Artist:
Title:
Center Stage
Release Date: 12/9/2016
Format: LP
List Price: (B51) $51.98 

These recordings were made in a historic concert hall on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton Roads, Va. The history of the hall parallels somewhat New York's Carnegie Hall. The musicians in the National Symphonic Winds come from the premier military bands of the United States as well as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The result was a superb mix of seasoned and assured professionals for this single, five-hour recording session.

Artist:
Title:
The Wildroot Shows 1946
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

By the end of 1944, Woody Herman had what was essentially a brand new orchestra. It was a wild, good-time band with screaming ensembles (propelled by first trumpeter Pete Candoli), major soloists in trombonist Bill Harris and tenor man Flip Phillips, and a rhythm section pushed by bassist Joe Mondragon and drummer Don Lamond. In 1945 (with new trumpeters in Sonny Berman and Conte Candoli), the First Herd was considered the most exciting new big band in jazz. This CD features two “live” Recordings Woody made for the Wildroot company and is a chance to hear this top rated band performing in a commercial environment on old time radio.

Artist:
Title:
When The Going Gets Rough - I Keep Comin' Back For More
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Format: 7
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Tutti Hill's 'When The Going Gets Rough' was billed on the label of Arock 1012 in 1964 but the vinyl played 'Whoa Whoa, Baby Take It Slow'. At last this gorgeous mid-tempo dancer from Ron Miller and Lee Porter makes it to 45. The flip is probably the sparsest release ever on a Kent single, being a piano demo, but Garrett Saunders' magnificent baritone gives the song everything; it is such a pity he did not record more.

Artist:
Title:
First Light
Release Date: 10/20/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Reissue of the 1971 release by the acclaimed trumpeter with Herbie Hancock, Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira and Richard Wyands. String arrangements by Don Sebesky.

Artist:
Title:
Just Humming Along
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

In the ‘twenties Hylton’s was the first great British dance band and the Hylton band was to the UK what Paul Whitemans was to America. when a musician played with the Hylton orchestra he had reached the top of his profession. From 1927 the Hylton band toured the European Continent extensively and became almost as well known in Berlin Vienna. Rome and Brussels as in London. They were the first dance band to play at The Paris Opera House and Jack was made a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. In contrast to most of the other major British bandleaders a broadcast by the Hylton hand was a rather rare occasion. Hylton‘s fame came from his theater appearances and his records. On 16th December 1931, however. they were the first band to broadcast direct to the United States. In ten and a half years up to the end of 1931 the Hylton band managed to record 1200 titles.

Artist:
Title:
A Love Like Yours - Complain To The Clouds (but You Can't Change The Weather)
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Format: 7
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Two more recent 70s, modern soul-style discoveries which were issued last year on the "Hotlanta Soul 4" Kent CD. Lorraine Johnson verified the sumptuous vocals on 'A Love Like Yours' were indeed hers, although again the author of the song is unknown. Deep Velvet give a much more harmonious take on Ripple's 'Complain To The Clouds', transforming it from a funk growl into a true soul song.

Artist:
Title:
Concerts In Miniature Part 21
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Over the years a number of CDs have been issued of compilations of snippets from the large number of “Concerts In Miniature” radio shows broadcast by Stan Kenton And His Orchestra. Here we have the twenty first of a series which attempts to cover all of these shows, complete in the original form of their presentation. On volume twenty one we feature three broadcasts, firstly from the The Topper Club, Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio on the 14th of July 1953. Secondly from the The Casino, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on the 21st Of July 1953 and lastly the Lincoln park Ballroom, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts on the 28th Of July, 1953. This series is bound to be popular with lovers of Stan Kenton’s music who will for the first time hear all these live shows as they were originally broadcast.

Artist:
Title:
Joy To The World And Strauss Waltzes From Vienna
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Andre Kostelanetz was born in Russia, three days before Christmas 1901. In October 1917 Came the Russian Revolution. Andre put up with the effects of the revolution on the cultural life of the country for five years. Then in 1922 he gave up his post as assistant director of the Grand Opera house in St. Petersburg and set off on the dangerous journey to America. There he prospered immediately. By 1931 he had his own CBS radio show, conducting a forty five piece orchestra, playing lush arrangements some of them his own. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Paul Whiteman, Kostelanetz bridged the gap between concert and dance music, between the classics and pop tunes. We are sure that these glorious seasonal carols and waltzes, Played by Andre Kostelanetz and the orchestra, will get your New Year off to a great start,whether you are in Vienna, Venice or Vietnam.

Artist:
Title:
Unjugged
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Hornbeam Recordings are delighted to announce the release of a new album of songs by the great Jim Kweskin. Jim's pedigree as a singer and an interpreter of American song is second to none. At the forefront of the American folk revival, his jug band could have been a 60s pop sensation, but Jim decided to follow a different route, eschewing the glamour and the fame, honing his art in his own time and his inimitable way. Jim joins the Hornbeam roster of great American artists that have been overlooked by fans of folk music, fans of American music and fans of the 60s revival.

Artist:
Title:
Out There
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (A54) $54.98 

(LP + SACD-Hybrid) Forever associated with 'Only a Womans Heart', massively underrated Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy raises the stakes with an ambitious self-produced, self-arranged album. "Out There" takes a hard look at the precarious nature of our new wealthy world as well as throwing new light on the idiosyncrasies of love and life. The songs are fresh, the tunes infectious, the lyrics wry and witty and the playing gorgeous. "Out There" features 12 brand new Eleanor McEvoy compositions, plus a co-write with The Beautiful South's Dave Rotheray and an interpretation of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me" To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this long out of print audiophile classic, Diverse Records are delighted to announce a deluxe half speed mastered 180g LP, in a gatefold sleeve complete with a hybrid SACD disc of the album. Half speed mastering by Miles Showell at Abbey Road.

Artist:
Title:
Fontessa
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

In contrast to some of the other rather more dawdling and laid-back MJQ LPs, "Fontessa" offers diversified and intense music. Nothing is routine, perhaps because the drummer Connie Kay had replaced Kenny Clark just one year previously. But maybe too because Milt Jackson’s blues influence inspired John Lewis perceptibly to forget all about discipline. All seven numbers are true gems. But if you want a special hint, just listen to "Bluesology". Well, perhaps the present author is too much of a Milt Jackson fan. Be that as it may, the music magazine "Rolling Stone" gave this LP a five-star rating!

Artist:
Title:
Eddie Money
Release Date: 5/6/2016
Format: LP
List Price: (B51) $51.98 

The record's leadoff single, "Baby Hold On," was actually its biggest hit, but the follow-up single "Two Tickets to Paradise," was a sort of spiritual cousin to Bruce Springsteen‘s "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)." It's written from the perspective of a young guy who's desperately trying to convince his girlfriend to ignore her disapproving parents and come away with him "on a trip so far away from here." With its smooth production, urgent uptempo chorus, and insistent melodic hook, "Tickets" was a natural for late '70s FM radio &emdash; where it found an immediate home, eventually working its way all the way up to No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Artist:
Title:
Motorhead 40th Anniversary
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

To mark the 40th anniversary of the very first Motörhead album (CWK 2), originally released on 21 August 1977, Ace Records present a 20-track digipak (with silver logo) CD which includes previously unheard recordings from the original album sessions. This new release is an expanded version of the original album with the addition of 7 previously unissued recordings made at the Escape Studio sessions on 28 and 29 April 1977. In addition to the nine tracks from the original LP and four tracks from the "Beerdrinkers" EP, the new CD has seven alternate takes of well-loved Motorhead songs, namely, 'Lost Johnny', 'City Kids', 'Witch Doctor', 'The Watcher', 'White Line Fever', 'Keep Us On The Road' and 'Motörhead'. A new 4000-word note by Ted Carroll and many fresh pictures complete the package. Carroll promises that longtime Motörhead fans will love these alternate takes, especially the different version of 'Motörhead' with a 'steaming' guitar solo from Eddie Clarke.

Artist:
Title:
You Must Leave Her Because You Love Her - What Have You Got To Gain By Losing Me
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Format: 7
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Deep Soul continues to excite soul fans around the world and our eponymous label now features producer Bob Holmes' song 'You Must Leave Her Because You Love Her' by the Paramount Four; a top quality soul group ballad. The flip is another beautiful slow tune, this time from San Franciscan chanteuse Jeanette Jones. Co-written by Gerry Goffin, 'What Have You Got To Gain By Losing Me' is among his finest songs.

Artist:
Title:
Freedom Of Speech
Release Date: 10/20/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Most of the musicians who gathered to record this fantastic spiritual jazz record for the Strata-East label on May 24th, 1974 had crossed each other's paths in various musical pairings over the preceding few years. Husband and wife team Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocals) and Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) had been working together on albums like Frank Foster's "Loud Minority", and Roy Ayers' "Coffy" and "Virgo Red". Ten weeks before the "Freedom Of Speech" session, the couple had been joined in Tokyo by Cecil's brother Ronald Bridgewater (tenor saxaphone) to record Dee Dee's debut album, the beautiful "Afro Blue". Also in the studio on May 24th, 1974 was Donald Smith, (piano, vocals), fresh from recording on his older brother Lonnie Liston Smith's "Cosmic Funk" - on which Ronald Bridgewater had also played percussion. Cecil McBee (bass) was also there - just two weeks before, he'd completed his own Strata East date "Mutima", and in February he'd played on Mtume's "Rebirth Cycle" - with both albums also featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals. He'd also played on Lonnie Liston Smith's "Astral Travelling".

Artist:
Title:
Fur Alina
Release Date: 11/17/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B21) $21.98 

Compilation of our favorite Arvo Part pieces. All sparse and beautiful arrangements. Some solo piano pieces, some duets with piano, violin cello and viola and one string quartet. The pieces on this record are all unique to the style of Arvo Part - deceptively simple compositions that force you to live in the moment you are listening to them. A Part quote from the back of the record - “You can kill people with sound. And if you can kill, then maybe there is also the sound that is opposite of killing. And the distance between these two points is very big. And you are free-you can choose. In art everything is possible, but everything is not necessary.” Record comes in a beautiful "tip on" old school cover with shiny gold ink and features an incredible painting from the 16th century manuscript Kometenbuch.

Artist:
Title:
The Golden Age Of Harpsichord Music
Release Date: 12/13/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B24) $24.98 

In the present recording Rafael Puyana plays a two-manual Pleyel harpsichord and interprets a wide and varied range of European keyboard works from the 17th and 18th centuries. Along with compositions by Louis Couperin and Domenico Scarlatti’s, both of whom had a great influence on style in their day, this compilation has at its heart works by the English composers John Bull, William Byrd and Peter Philips, which are taken from the most famous collection of all Baroque compositions, the "Fitzwilliam Virginal Book". Short notes on the back cover provide useful information on the works’ historical context.

Artist:
Title:
Post To Wire
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (A41) $41.98 

(LP + 7") Post To Wire was released through El Cortez/Décor Records on the 12th of April 2004 and caught the attention of Uncut editor Allan Jones who gave the album a 5 star lead review as “Album of the Month” as well as placing it number 4 in albums of 2004 year end polls. The bands strength are the story-based songs of singer Willy Vlautin, which were often compared to the stark short stories of writers such as Raymond Carver, Bukowski and Larry Brown. Post To Wire landed the band with their first UK release via Décor/El Cortez. 4 more have followed, the last two, ‘We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River’ and ‘The High Country’ have been released on vinyl by Diverse Records. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with bonus 7" that contains two unreleased session tracks. Limited edition of 1000. (Previously deleted: 8/1/16. Original release date: 6/19/12)

Artist:
Title:
Fossil Scale
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (A38) $38.98 

The record is the follow up to 2013's Welsh Music Prize winning Week Of Pines - a feat Georgia never contemplated she'd achieve for her critically acclaimed, bilingual debut album. Switching out her previous go-to writing tool- the harp- for a piano in search of a more expansive yet ambient sound, Georgia headed into the familiar setting of Snowdonia's Bryn Derwen Studio in January 2015, to lay down the foundations of what would become Fossil Scale. When the sale of the studio just 5 days into recording threw plans awry, recording time was then split between studios in London and Cardiff - in the case of the latter, at friends and collaborators Manic Street Preachers' Faster Studios (Georgia sung on 'Divine Youth', a track that featured on the Manics' Futurology album). The album was finally pieced together in Mwnci Studios, co-produced with Italian producer Marta Salogni (Phil Selway, Eliot Sumner) and long-time collaborator David Wrench (Caribou, Bat For Lashes) some 11 months after those initial sessions began. 180 gram vinyl with gatefold sleeve and download code.

Artist:
Title:
Random Elements
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

"Random Elements" is the eighth album from Sniff'n'The Tears. After an accident in 2012, and several months' recovery, Paul Roberts got into a song writing spree. This was partly due to keyboardist Robin Langridge, sending inspirational sonic sketches to him. Thus started a collaborative process which led to some rather interesting song structures.

Artist:
Title:
Mahler - Symphony No. 1
Release Date: 12/13/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

What at first sounds like “endless Spring” is transformed grotesquely to become an irreal collage. Just how deceptive is this idyllic landscape through which the wayfarer wanders? Distant fanfares, furtive melodies and strange cuckoo calls disturb the seemingly peaceful depiction of Nature before the cheerful theme melody pushes to the fore. But this peace is transient too. The wayfarer begins to increase his pace, he is not the hunter but the hunted in a hostile world. This symphony neither portrays nor describes – it presents the esthetic counterpart of reality.

Artist:
Title:
Strauss - Elektra
Release Date: 12/13/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B43) $43.98 

(2-LP set) Sir Georg Solti, whose outstanding Strauss interpretations constitute the focus of his life’s work, leads the enormous orchestra through the highly complex score and provides his singers with a powerful but finely chiselled sound. Birgit Nilsson personifies an icy-cold Elektra consumed with hatred, and her counterpart Regina Resnik as Clytemnestra is no less extreme in her role. Gerhard Stolze, one of the greatest singers of his time, masters the exhausting role of Aegistheus, and Tom Krause is highly convincing as the determined Orestes. The phenomenal acoustics of Vienna’s Sofiensaal provided an ideal recording venue, and the audible quality of the sung text is excellent – although the final bloodbath can scarcely be expressed in words.

Artist:
Title:
The Art Of The Prima Donna
Release Date: 12/13/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B43) $43.98 

(2-LP set) The 'art of the prima donna' stands out like a shining star in the firmament of virtuoso song repertoire and the world of grand opera. And this double LP pays homage to this cult. It is of little importance that the majority of the divas who are praised in the cover text celebrated their success long before the days of the phonograph and that therefore no recordings of them exist. After all, Joan Sutherland with her wonderfully supple and artistically flexible soprano voice is more than compensation, and she gives us an idea of how these works would have sounded in the salons of the 18th and 19th century.

Artist:
Title:
Dark Shadows & Rust
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

The Radiators From Space were Ireland's first Punk Rock band and we have just celebrated the 40th anniversary of their "TV Tube Heart" debut LP with a special expanded edition. The band made a second album then parted ways. Ten years after their debut they reformed and made an album called "Trouble Pilgrim" (available on CWK 269). After one more album singer, guitarist and Philip Chevron's death halted the Radiators' career. Original Radiators Pete Holidai and Steve Rapid have continued under the Trouble Pilgrims name and since 2013 have issued two singles. "Dark Shadows And Rust" is their album debut. With later Radiators drummer Johnny Bonnie joined by Tony St. Ledger on second guitar and Bren Lynott on bass they conjure up a swirl of dark material nodding in the direction of the Cramps and post punks the Bad Seeds, but leavened by Pete's fine sense of 60s style melody and underpinned by Steve's Enoesque keyboards.

Artist:
Title:
Mirwood Northern Soul
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B27) $27.98 

Mirwood Records' second release was Jackie Lee's 'The Duck', an uptempo soul swinger that became a big hit and established the Mirwood sound. The house team of producer Fred Smith, arranger James Carmichael, songwriter and backing voices arranger Sherlie Matthews, along with contributions from veteran singer/songwriters Bobby Relf and Earl Nelson (Bob & Earl), made for uptempo soul perfection and they played that beat throughout 1965 and 1966. More US chart action occurred for Mirwood with the Olympics and Bob & Earl but much of their superlative work fell on deaf American ears. It was the British soul aficionados of the early 70s who discovered these masterpieces and played them on the burgeoning Northern Soul scene with dancers reveling in the relentless beats, pleading vocals and sassy female backing. Virtually any Jackie Lee track was a worthy contender and although they never repeated his 'Duck' success, the company created soul classics like 'Do The Temptation Walk', the later master tape discovery 'Anything You Want (Any Way You Want It)' and the anthemic 'Oh My Darlin''.

Artist:
Title:
Let's Do The Boogaloo
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

(2-LP set) The boogaloo is an infectious and little-defined dance that dominated American dance records in the mid-60s. It was the joyous place where young black and Latin youths met and made sweet music. All previous Boogaloo compilations have focused on the Latin aspect, "Let's Do The Boogaloo" looks at how the music crossed over between the two. The boogaloo craze started in Chicago with a record by Tom & Jerryo, but it proved to have an enduring legacy with its hit-making potential running from 1965 through to 1968 - much longer than any other comparable dance. Our earliest records - The infectious 'Ready Steady Go' by Prince & Princess, produced by Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller - kicks us off with a frenetic beat and some Latin horns. It is the perfect boogaloo crossover.

Artist:
Title:
Let's Do The Boogaloo
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

The boogaloo is an infectious and little-defined dance that dominated American dance records in the mid-60s. It was the joyous place where young black and Latin youths met and made sweet music. All previous Boogaloo compilations have focused on the Latin aspect, "Let's Do The Boogaloo" looks at how the music crossed over between the two. The boogaloo craze started in Chicago with a record by Tom & Jerryo, but it proved to have an enduring legacy with its hit-making potential running from 1965 through to 1968 - much longer than any other comparable dance. Our earliest records - The infectious 'Ready Steady Go' by Prince & Princess, produced by Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller - kicks us off with a frenetic beat and some Latin horns. It is the perfect boogaloo crossover.

Artist:
Title:
After Hours With Sarah Vaughan
Release Date: 10/20/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Reissue of her 1961 album finds Sarah accompanied by just guitar and bass on this intimate recording.


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SPRINGFIELD, DUSTY
OOOOOOWEEEE!!!
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$25.98 LP

08/30/17

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